Sri Lanka objects to US restriction on Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

Srilankan government today formally conveyed to the US Ambassador its strong objections on the imposition of travel restrictions by the US on Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, as well as his immediate family.

This was conveyed to US ambassador Alaina Teplitz by Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena when the former was called for a meeting this morning. 

The Minister said, this action unnecessarily complicates the US-Sri Lanka relationship and asked that the US Government review its decision.

The development came after the US Department of State on Friday designated General Shavendra making him and his family members ineligible for entry into the United States. 

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